Tuesday, December 10, 2013

All good thing must come to an end

 

You may have noticed, things have been a little slow at Cards for Men, it has been a wonderful 4 years, I can remember when we first started in January 2010 I was so excited. I love making masculine cards as I have so many men in my family, how perfect is this design team and I get to meet people from all over the world and that is what happen. If I remember right I think all 4 years I was the only person from the US but that was fine. From the beginning Our faithful leader Donna from Donna Den of crafts  (who is the best & good friend), Shirley a lot of you might know her as nannieflash (her blog & good friend) and myself have always been their. So this is sad for us and to see the other designers leave, it has been fun seeing all the fantastic creations everyone has done. I do look forward in seeing them on other design teams or in cyber land. Things have change for Donna and life just happens so the challenges and winners for Cards for Men. At the time when Donna started this challenge  blog she highlight the need to make more of Male cards and now their has huge change in the availability of images and accessories specifically aimed at Men's Cards.  There's also a lot more dedicated challenge blogs around.  Hopefully, she had something to do with that.
Donna would like to thank all the Design Team members (past and present) but particularly, Shirley and Patricia who have been around since challenge 1.  Thank you everyone xx
So now the final list of winners:
Challenge 18
The prize of a $10 Gift Certificate from Fresh Brewed Designs is won by #7 - Fabiola.  Congratulations, Fabiola, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 19
The prize of a $5 Gift Certificate from Digital Delights is won by #56 - Turid.  Congratulations, Turid, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 20
The prize of 7 digis from Bugaboo Stamps is won by #12 - Fabiola.  Congratulations, Fabiola (again), email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk and I'll sort out your prize.
Challenge 21
The prize of a $20 Gift Certificate from The Paper Shelter is won by #46 - Sarah T.  Congratulations, Sarah, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 22
The prize if 6 images from Paper Pretties is won by #1 - Rita V.  Congratulations, Rita, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk with your choices and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 23
The prize of 3 images from Scribbled Kidz is won by #51 - kbrandy4.  Congratulations, Hazel, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk with your choices and I'll get them sent out.
Challenge 24
The prize of 2 images from Dr Digi's House of Stamps is won by #43 - coops.  Congratulations, coops, email me on cardsformen@donnasden.co.uk with your choices and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.

Thank you Donna for everything you have done.

Hugs, Patricia

3 comments:

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

I was really sad when I read this. I've enjoyed seeing all the wonderful inspiration the Cards for Men team created. Thanks for all the years and I hope to continue to see your work in many other places.

Tammy S.

NanaConnie said...

This is just too sad. I'll miss Cards for Men more than you can imagine. So sorry to see it close. :(

Vivienne Holden said...

I was so sad to read this Patricia! As a past DT member, I remember some great times. Donna showed the way with her Cards For Men challenges.
I had a feeling she was struggling to meet the demands of family and keep the going. It can't have been easy at times. Thanks to Cards For Men, we've become firm friends too!
Hugs Viv xxx